Oliver Bekker (South Africa) jumped 51 places to 23 with victory in the Cape Province Open, his third win of the year after success in the Cotton States Invitational and the Southern Cape Open.


Biggest move into the top 50 was a 128-place leap by Ryo Ishikawa (Japan) to 34th spot with rounds of 69-72-73-72 to tie Tommy Nakajima for 38th place in the Taiheiyo Masters on  the Japan Golf Tour.  Earlier in the year he had the distinction of winning a full pro tour event when he was 12-under-par at the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup.  In two other strong finishes on the tour he tied for 15th place in the Fujisankei Classic and for 44th position in the Tokai Classic.

 

Alvaro Ortiz (Costa Rica), already winner of the Central Amarican Amateur and the Costa Rica National this year, claimed victory in the Costa Rica Match Play to climb 106 places to 50 in the Ranking.

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